The museum is closed until Sunday 20th March 2016
2016 Events and Special Open Days
Sunday 20th March - Ipswich Bus Rally (standard museum admission today)
An event featuring classic buses and coaches centred on Portman Road Car Park. The event will be linked to the museum via a special free bus service.
Bank Holiday Monday 28th March - Easter Egg Trail (standard museum admission today)
Come and see what we've been up to over the winter. Easter Eggs for the youngsters to find, and free bus rides from the museum. 11am-4pm.
Sunday 1st May - 46th Ipswich - Felixstowe Vehicle Road Run
The premier road run in East Anglia! Over 500 vehicles including cars, lorries, motorcycles, buses and military vehicles gather in Christchurch Park and depart at 11.30. They will be on display on Felixstowe Promenade in the afternoon. A magnificent spectacle - and it's free to visit and watch at either end or en-route!
Participating vehicle owners must apply and enter in advance.
Vehicles must be over 30 years old, and an entry/admin fee per vehicle is payable. See website for details
(Note museum is open today - normal admission charges apply).
Bank Holiday Monday 30th May - 'I want to Ride my Bicycle!'
An event focuusing on the 'Two Wheeled' items in our collection. See a Boneshaker, Penny Farthing or a Raleigh Bomber. Reduced admission for visitors who arrive by cycle.
Sundays 7th,14th and 21st August - Free Bus Ride to the Museum from the Town Centre and Railway Station (and back) (standard museum admission charges today)
Leave the car behind and enjoy a leisurely free bus ride to and from the museum. Timetable on our website from early July. Note: if you want to come in the museum, normal admission charges apply. 11am-4pm.
Bank Holiday Monday 29th August - Ride a Fire Engine Day
Get fired up with free rides on the museum's magnificent fire engines and
see other visiting machines. Hear bells ring and sirens scream! A very
popular event! 11am - 4pm.
Saturday 1st October - Classic Vehicles Day
An event celebrating classic cars and light commercials. Includes a special display of visiting vehicles and free bus tours of the local area. 11am-4pm.
Saturday 15th October - Wheels by Lamplight
An unusual and atmospheric event, as enthusiastic collectors illuminate the museum with hundreds of old oil and paraffin lamps. Enjoy a special evening and leave with a warm cosy glow. 5.30pm - 9pm (Please note we cannot admit children to this event).
Sunday 13th November - Classic Buses and Coaches
An event focussing on the buses and coaches from the 1940s to the present day, with
rides on museum and visiting vehicles. 11am – 4pm
Saturday 3rd December - The Christmas Cracker
The final opening day of our season is a family day with a Christmas theme. Seasonal decorations and entertainment in the museum help to get you into the Christmas mood. Open from 11am-4pm.